Paleo Garlic Buffalo Chicken Wings drizzled with paleo ranch dressing

Baked Garlic Buffalo Chicken Wings (Paleo, Whole30)

Spicy and quick, Baked Garlic Buffalo Chicken Wings make a great weeknight Whole30 dinner option!

My favorite part of this recipe — you can start baking the chicken wings and prepare the buffalo sauce and ranch dipping sauce while the wings are in the oven. How’s that for efficiency?

Garlic buffalo chicken wings arranged on parchment paper with a platter of celery sticks and bowl of homemade ranch dip

How to make crispy baked chicken wings

Yes, it’s totally possible to make crispy-skinned oven baked chicken wings!

No, it’s not exactly like fried chicken wings. There’s no way you’re going to completely recreate an oil-fried food in the oven. I don’t care what anyone else on the internet says — if you’re handed an oven-baked chicken wing and a fried chicken wing, you’re going to be able to figure out which is which.

That said, I don’t think oven baked chicken wings are any better or worse than fried chicken wings. They’re just different! To me, it’s like comparing a grilled steak or a stovetop steak. Both great, but not the same.

Anyway, to make crispy baked chicken wings, keep these tips in mind:

  • High heat
  • Dry wings
  • Wire rack

For the best oven-baked wings, I cook them at a higher heat of 400 degrees F. I make sure the wings are relatively dry, tossed only in spices, not sauce. Finally, I always place the wings on a wire rack above the baking sheet. This allows them to get crispy on all sides!

Garlic buffalo chicken wings drizzled in ranch arranged on parchment paper

How to make paleo buffalo sauce

Of course, to make good buffalo chicken wings, you need buffalo sauce!

Paleo buffalo sauce doesn’t take much time or effort. For this garlicky version, you mainly need hot sauce (I always use Frank’s Red Hot), ghee (I make my own), and garlic cloves. Beyond that, a couple more ingredients like coconut aminos adds a touch more depth of flavor.

Garlic buffalo chicken wings arranged on parchment paper with a platter of celery sticks and bowl of homemade ranch dip

Now, prepare for things to get really complicated here. Add all the sauce ingredients to a blender and blend. Hope you caught my sarcasm. 🙂

Once everything’s blended, the paleo buffalo sauce should last for weeks in the fridge!

Cup of homemade paleo ranch dip garnished with scallions

More paleo chicken wing recipes

Buffalo wings are basic. They’re certainly not the end all be all of chicken wings. Here are a few more recipes to explore!

Garlic buffalo chicken wings drizzled in ranch arranged on parchment paper with a platter of celery sticks and bowl of homemade ranch dip
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Garlic buffalo chicken wings arranged on parchment paper with a platter of celery sticks and bowl of homemade ranch dip

Garlic Buffalo Baked Chicken Wings

  • Author: Chelsea at DoYouEvenPaleo.net
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 810 servings 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Baked to crispy perfection and tossed in a homemade buffalo sauce, these paleo chicken wings are addictively spicy and easy to prepare!


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Ingredients

For the Buffalo Chicken Wings:

  • 4 pounds chicken wings
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 3/4 cup Frank’s Red Hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup ghee or grass-fed butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced (about 2 tablespoons minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

For the Paleo Ranch Dip:

  • 1/2 cup paleo mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Move and oven rack to the very bottom tier and preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place a wire rack over a rimmed baking sheet. Toss the chicken wings in salt and pepper. Lay them out on the wire rack. Bake for 30 minutes, until browned and crispy. You may have to work in batches!
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the garlic buffalo sauce. Add hot sauce, ghee, coconut aminos, apple cider vinegar, sea salt, garlic, and black pepper to a blender. Blend until smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the mayo, coconut milk, dill, garlic powder, onion powder, and parsley, mixing until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. Once wings are done cooking, transfer to a large bowl and pour in garlic buffalo sauce. Toss until wings are completely coated. Garnish with sliced scallions or chopped parsley, if desired. Serve immediately, with ranch for dipping.

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Garlic buffalo chicken wings arranged on parchment paper with a platter of celery sticks and bowl of homemade ranch dip
Garlic buffalo chicken wings arranged on parchment paper with a platter of celery sticks and bowl of homemade ranch dip

Chelsea

I'm Chelsea, the author behind Do You Even Paleo! I believe life should be full of flavor. I enjoy creating recipes that are nourishing, flavorful, and satisfying. When not experimenting in the kitchen, I usually have a camera, barbell, or mug of coffee in hand. My posts may include affiliate links, which means if you click through a purchase something, I make a small commission at no cost to you. It helps me fuel my coffee habit and pay rent!

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